HOURS OF OPERATION

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SEASONAL DATES AND HOURS OF OPERATION

Winter Hours

November 1 - March 9

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 3:29 p.m.
Cafe: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Nature Store: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Children's Animal Center:
Weekdays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Weekends: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Park Closes: 5:30 p.m.
NOTE: The last car will be admitted at 3:29 p.m. and all visitors must exit the park by 5:30 p.m.

Spring/Summer/Fall Hours

March 10 - October 31

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4:29 p.m.
Cafe: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Nature Store: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Children's Animal Center:
Weekdays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Weekends: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Park Closes: 6:30 p.m.
NOTE: The last car will be admitted at 4:29 p.m. and all visitors must exit the park by 6:30 p.m.

PRICING

Prices are subject to change without notice. 

Gosdin Scenic Drive Prices

Admission prices for the Gosdin Scenic Drive, where you drive your vehicle through our park, are listed below. Reservations are not required. NOTE: Senior admission is 15% off the Adult price listed.

Weekday

Adults:
$21.95 per person

Seniors (62+):
15% off per senior

Child (3-11):
$15.95 per person

2 and Under:
FREE per person

Weekend

Adults:
$25.95 per person

Seniors (62+):
15% off per senior

Child (3-11):
$19.95 per person

2 and Under:
FREE per person

Holiday

Adults:
$25.95 per person

Seniors (62+):
15% off per senior

Child (3-11):
$19.95 per person

2 and Under:
FREE per person

Animal Feed:

$7 (includes tax), one bag per vehicle

Camps

Day Camps: $57 per person

Overnight Camps: $87 per person

Day Badge Camps: $62 per person

Overnight Badge Camps: $94 per person

Mini Camps: $35 per person (with 1 teacher/adult free for every 12 children)

Optional: Sack lunches are $6.50+tax per person

Program

Discovery After Dark: $35 per person

Workshops

Teacher Workshops Level I, II or III: please call for schedule and pricing

Lodging

Please note that lodging pricing will be at our Holiday rate throughout Spring Break (March 9-24). This applies to weekdays and weekends. 

The Lodge – The Peregrine Room:

Offseason Pricing (September 3–February 28)
Sunday to Thursday: $150+tax (See note at bottom)
Friday and Saturday: $220+tax
Holidays: $220+tax

Peak Season Pricing (March 1–September 2)
Sunday to Thursday: $220+tax
Friday and Saturday: $325+tax
Holidays: $325+tax

The Lodge – The Parrot Room:

Offseason Pricing (September 3–February 28)
Sunday to Thursday: $150+tax (See note at bottom)
Friday and Saturday: $190+tax
Holidays: $190+tax

Peak Season Pricing (March 1–September 2)
Sunday to Thursday: $190+tax
Friday and Saturday: $275+tax
Holidays: $275+tax

The Lodge – The Attwater Room:

Offseason Pricing (September 3–February 28)
Sunday to Thursday: $135+tax (See note at bottom)
Friday and Saturday: $175+tax
Holidays: $175+tax

Peak Season Pricing (March 1–September 2)
Sunday to Thursday: $175+tax
Friday and Saturday: $225+tax
Holidays: $225+tax

The Lodge – The Egret Room:

Offseason Pricing (September 3–February 28)
Sunday to Thursday: $125+tax (See note at bottom)
Friday and Saturday: $150+tax
Holidays: $150+tax

Peak Season Pricing (March 1–September 2)
Sunday to Thursday: $150+tax
Friday and Saturday: $200+tax
Holidays: $200+tax

The Lodge – The Hummingbird Room:

Offseason Pricing (September 3–February 28)
Sunday to Thursday: $125+tax (See note at bottom)
Friday and Saturday: $150+tax
Holidays: $150+tax

Peak Season Pricing (March 1–September 2)
Sunday to Thursday: $150+tax
Friday and Saturday: $200+tax
Holidays: $200+tax

Foothills Safari Camp Cabins (same pricing for all 7):

Offseason Pricing (September 3–February 28)
Sunday to Thursday: $125+tax (See note above)
Friday and Saturday: $150+tax
Holidays: $150+tax

Peak Season Pricing – (March 1–September 2)
Sunday to Thursday: $150+tax
Friday and Saturday: $225+tax
Holidays: $225+tax

Behind-the-Scenes Morning Safari Guided Tour (including IMA visit, only for overnight guests):
$45.95 per person

Morning Safari Guided Tour (standard tour does not include IMA visit, only for overnight guests):
$30.95 per person

***Note: The offseason extends from the Tuesday after Labor Day through the last day of February. Offseason weekday lodging is only available to groups that reserve four or more rooms at The Lodge or all seven cabins at Foothills Safari Camp. Call (254) 897-2960 for information, availability and pricing. Prices and dates are subject to change without notice.

Guided Tours

Safari Tour
Price: $39.95 per person
Private Tour Fee: $100 (8-person minimum)

Behind-the-Scenes Tour:
Price: $53.95 per person
Private Tour Fee: $100 (8-person minimum)

Ride-the-Rim
Price: $35 per person

Adventure Tour
Price: $325 per person

Feed Run Tour
Price: $100 per tour

Photography Tour
Price: $65 per person
Private Tour Fee: $100 (8-person minimum)

Animal Care Specialist Tour and Dinner
Price: $150 per person

Mother’s/Father’s Day Sunset Safari Dinner and Tour
Prices: Adult – $90 per person / Child – $55 per person

Sweetest Day/Sweetheart Safari Dinner and Tour
Price: $90 per person

Group Tours

Groups
Price: $28.95 per person

Private Step-On Tour
Price: Admission pricing + $125 guide fee

DISCOUNTS

Admission Discounts

Please have proof of your membership to one of the participating institutions below and be ready to show it at the Admission Office at the time of purchase. Only one discount permitted per person. 
*AAA (10 percent off Gosdin Scenic Drive only)
*Caldwell Zoo Members (50 percent)
*Channel 13 Members (Buy one adult admission, get one free)

*Dallas Zoo Members (50 percent)
*Military, Police or First Responder Personnel (25 percent).
*Texas Conservation Passport (State Park Pass; 25 percent)
*Member Guest (15 percent)
*United Co-op (Buy one adult admission, get one child’s admission free; one discount per car)

Stay & Play

Save your receipt and you can come back the next day – before 10:00 a.m. – and have free admission. If you are planning a visit to Fossil Rim, or just finished one, stay and play the next day!

Some restrictions apply. Paid receipt from previous day must be shown at Admission Center before 10:00 a.m. to get free admission.

Example: four paid admissions on Monday grants four free admissions on Tuesday before 10:00 a.m.

Not valid with any discount coupons. Receipt is not transferable. Good for admission only. Stay & Play discount is not valid in March.

FOSSIL RIM OBSERVED HOLIDAYS

Veteran's Day - November 11, 2019 - Park Open
Thanksgiving Day - November 28, 2019 - Park Closed
Christmas Eve - December 24, 2019 - Park Closed
Christmas Day - December 25, 2019 - Park Closed
New Year’s Day – January 1, 2020 – Park Open
Martin Luther King Day – January 20, 2020 – Park Open
Presidents' Day - February 17, 2020 - Park Open
Texas Independence Day - March 2, 2020 - Park Open
Spring Break - March 7, 2020 - March 22, 2020 - Park Open
Good Friday - April 10, 2020 - Park Open
Memorial Day - May 25, 2020 - Park Open
Independence Day - July 4, 2020 - Park Open
Labor Day - September 7, 2020 - Park Open
Columbus Day - October 12, 2020 - Park Open